The Victorian model village of Saltaire in Yorkshire has lots to offer visitors, including a wonderful example of Britain's industrial heritage by way of a stunningly renovated woollen mill which houses a large collection of David Hockney's art, as well as a varied collection of high quality shops and wonderful eateries.
Saltaire is only a few minutes on the train from Leeds and within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales and Bronte country.
It's a World Heritage Site too - so, what is there not to like? It's the perfect spot for a
weekend break or a longer stay.
Oh thanks so much Belinda - it's great to get such lovely feedback. Here's wishing your travel dreams will come true! :)
I love finding pages of places across the wide ocean from me! Especially when they feature such fantastic pictures as this one does. One day I hope to see all the places I can only read about...for now. Thank you for an enjoyable read.
Hi Elias - Thanks so much! Glad you liked it - Saltaire has photo opportunities on every corner!
Excellent travel guide, Kathleen! Saltaire seems as a great destination with such a rich culture and history. Very nice work with the photos too!
Mira - Thanks for your comments - I am really pleased you like it! I'll stop at nothing to promote Saltaire! :)
What a wonderful article, Kathleen, so informative and interesting and livened up by so many evocative photos! Thank you for posting!
I am so pleased that you both like the look of Saltaire. I'm planning to go up there just for a day from London to the Saltaire Festival. I reckon I could do it.
Abby - I absolutely love this place. It's the first time in four years I haven't spent a couple of days up there, but I do try to get there once a year. It's easy to reach from London. Hope you make it.
Nick - How lovely to run across Hockney!! His exhibition at the Royal Academy, A Bigger Picture, was absolutely stunning and very joyful! Came out feeling really happy. I hope you get up to Saltaire.
Thank you both for your posts.
Saltaire looks interesting, particularly the mill and David Hockney's art. I ran into him one day when he was painted the Yorkshire Wolds. I was walking along bird watching and there was David Hockney - he came up with some beautiful pictures.
This will be on my list of places to visit when I am back in UK later this year.
This looks like a beautiful place to visit. I love all your photographs. Maybe someday I'll make it over to that side of the ocean to visit. Great travel article!